Girard Perregaux was founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1791. It is the second oldest real watch factory in the world. In the tide of watch brand merger, the two founders of Girard-Perregaux Jean-Francois Bautte and Constant Girard rejected several astronomical acquisition proposals and remained independent. This is their passion for mechanical watches, their belief in beauty, and their The love of the watch profession and the talent of the entrepreneur far exceed a single profit requirement. Therefore, when I got to know Girard Perregaux and walked into Girard Perregaux, my feelings for Girard Perregaux not only stayed on the function of timing, but also the appreciation and admiration of the brand’s courageous advancement and dedication to mechanical manufacturing.
In 2011, Kering Group of France acquired Girard Perregaux, and the brand made major adjustments in product positioning. In 2013, a new product series architecture was launched. Men’s watches are currently divided into the following series: vintage 1945, Girard Perregaux 1966, Hawk, Traveller, and women’s watches are divided into four series: : Cat Eye, 1945, 1966. The brand has set up a high-level complex watchmaking series separately, including the super complicated watch models in all products, and continuously injecting vitality into the field of top watchmaking art.
The Girard-Perregaux WW.TC watch quickly became a recognized classic once it was launched in 2000. The ‘World Time’ function mechanism synchronizes the time in all time zones around the world on the dial. In the following years, this advanced and sophisticated functional structure has successively combined multiple complex function mechanisms to continuously innovate the powerful functions of the watch.
The following watch to introduce to you-Girard Perregaux Traveler WW.TC World Time Watch, is also the brand’s latest creative witness. Girard-Perregaux watches have created top-quality timepieces that have been inextricably linked with modern tourism culture since their establishment. The newly unveiled TravelerWW.TC world time watch continues this long tradition with luxury and superb technology. A good companion on the wrist of a business traveler who travels frequently. At the same time, this watch comes in two colors, a milky dial and a black dial, for people of different tastes.
Appreciation of details:
The luxurious rose gold material creates a 44mm case, which gives this new work a gorgeous and elegant style. Through the sapphire crystal glass, the dial’s GP logo blooms warm and lustrous. The leaf-shaped hands are exquisite and small, occupying the center of the dial and concentrating on the wearer’s eyes. The hands and dots of the target rose gold frame surround the luminous material, which can still be clearly read in the dark environment. The texture in the center of the dial symbolizes the longitude and latitude of the earth. It seems that the entire earth is turning on the wrist. The dial is different from milky white or charcoal black. It has the same color as its outer ring, showing a harmonious beauty.
After looking at the general appearance, the more complicated feature of Girard Perregaux Traveller series must be more attractive. Please follow our real shots below to see it! On the edge of the dial there are 24 time zone bevel rings that represent the name of the city. Inside is a 24-hour day / night ring. The latter rotates coaxially with the hour hand and makes one revolution every 24 hours. The time in 24 time zones around the world is clear at a glance. The 24-hour day / night ring is divided into light and black halves. Showing the difference between day and night, the design is simple and full of humane care. It is very suitable for business people or travel enthusiasts who frequently travel internationally. No matter where you are, world time is under control.
Functionally, in addition to reading the current time of key cities in different time zones of the world at any time, the TravelerWW.TC World Time watch has other important functions that are sufficient to satisfy the wearer’s playability. The black central hand is the chronograph second hand. The 30-minute counter is at 9 o’clock, the 12-hour counter is at 6 o’clock, and the small second is at 3 o’clock. In addition, the 1:30 position is the date display. The timekeeping function of this watch fully meets the daily sports needs of the wearer.
Fans who understand Girard Perregaux travellers will find that the new WW.TC is different from the old model in that the new watch cancels the original nine o’clock position except that the diameter of the case has been increased from 43mm to 44mm. World time adjustment knob, integrated into the main crown at three o’clock.
Seen from the side, the polished rose gold case is smooth with the lugs of the lugs and crown bridge, and the timing button design is slim and round. The upper button is for starting and pausing the timer, and the lower button is for resetting the timer to zero. The crown of this watch is inlaid with the GP logo and maintains its performance under the protection of a bridge. The black crocodile leather strap is equipped with a discount. When the buckle is closed, the GP logo will be prominent on the inside of the wrist, adding a perfect touch to the elegant design.
Each watch named after Girard Perregaux is conscientiously conceived and manufactured by GP Girard Perregaux designers, engineers and watchmakers. Each movement is manually assembled, carved and decorated by experts. These experts have special skills that watchmakers carefully pass down from generation to generation. At the same time, the movement has passed the quality tests of several different manufacturing steps, which guarantees excellent craftsmanship and comprehensive durability.
The Traveller WW.TC World Time watch combines Girard Perregaux’s basic style and innovative tradition, which makes the material and technology ingeniously blended, which makes the watch more special. The back of the table is clad with 6 screws and crystal glass. Through the bottom of the table, you can clearly see the movement of the internal movement, like entering a mechanical processing factory, mysterious. The watch is equipped with a GP03300 self-winding movement manufactured by Girard-Perregaux. The swing frequency is 28,800 times per hour, using 476 parts, 63 gems, and a power reserve of more than 46 hours. At the same time, the water resistance of this watch reaches 100 meters.
Although this is a basic movement commonly used by Girard Perregaux, designing a movement is the longest and most complicated process that a watchmaker has engaged in. Every step in the manufacture of this movement still reflects the manufacturing process. Superb level of watch master. Dedicated and passionate to work, creating outstanding masterpieces of timepieces.
The design purpose of each watch is to make the watch handed down from generation to generation. Therefore, in addition to satisfying daily use, each watch also needs the care and care of the wearer. In order to ensure the accuracy of the travel time and extend its service life, Girard-Perregaux watches are preferably repaired and maintained in professional after-sales centers between two and three years in use.
Summary: Watch fans’ love for watches can be divided into two types. One is from the complex of mechanical obsession since childhood, and the other is by accidentally hitting the bezel, but they are deeply attracted by it. They expect that the watch will have more creativity. When the watch can be integrated into the world time, day and night display, date and month and other complex functions in addition to the basic timepiece function, people will have a strong interest in exploration. This Girard Perregaux Traveller WW.TC world time watch cannot be said to be the most perfect World Time watch, but it still embodies Girard Perregaux’s charm and perfection, which can show the solemnity and elegance of an elegant gentleman, and reveal the atmosphere of sports And mechanical beauty. Reference price: about 279,900 RMB; official models: 49700-52-134-BB6B (creamy dial), 49700-52-632-BB6B (black dial). (Picture / text watch home Li Shuai)
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